Marc Maitland,

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Whitaker's Almanack 2012 by Whitaker's
Whitaker's Almanack 2012 by Whitaker's
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sad day, 26 Dec 2011
I am appalled that, for the first time in its long and distinguished history, Whitaker's Almanack is printed in Italy. As if there are not enough unemployed printers in England! And how can it be economic to print a book overseas and have it shipped back to the U.K. How "green" is that?!
Brussels Laid Bare by Marta Andreasen MEP
Brussels Laid Bare by Marta Andreasen MEP
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This was a book, read in a single sitting today, which I was literally unable to put down!

Some will know a little about the story of Marta Andreasen, who was for a short time the European Union's Chief Accountant, and that she was suspended and then dismissed for "whistleblowing". In reality, she was simply doing what she was being paid to do - attempting to verify the annual accounts of the European Union, which its own court of auditors had been unwilling to sign off for 14 consecutive years. Miss Andreasen entered this quagmire full of good intentions, and her singular error was not to sign herself up to the trough-snouted gravytrain which seems to have pervaded every nook… Read more
Secret Army: The Complete First Series [DVD] [1977&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Bernard Hepton
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
I first saw the series, as a child, in the 1970s when originally broadcast. Then, I could not really comprehend my mother's fascination with the series. Now, some 25 years later, fully appraised of my own family's wartime role in Luxembourg (where on a much smaller scale Allied airmen were sent down the line, in circumstances of great danger to both the handlers, safe-houses and airmen themselves), and having heard many stories of bravery, cruelty and betrayal, not dissimilar to those depicted in the series, I can fully appreciate what happened during those horrendous years of terror.
My mother found the series compelling and accurate: she was, during the war, a teenager living on a… Read more

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